Table Building STEM challenge

Table Building STEM challenge
Table Building STEM challenge
Table Building STEM challenge
Table Building STEM challenge
Table Building STEM challenge
Table Building STEM challenge
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Table Building Stem Challenge

This assignment is geared toward Fourth Grade but can be easily modified for 2nd/3rd. It could also be used as a STEM intro for fifth grade.

Can easily be extended to be two class periods/2 days long

Power point that can upload to Google Sheets

13 slides:
*Cover slide
*Credits slide
*STEM challenge directions - 3 slides
*Supplies/criteria
*Background knowledge on coffee tables
*ARE - "ARE" method review (for defending a design/argument)
*Reminders
*Start/stop
*Investigation questions
*Schema building
*Extension/additional challenge

Main supplies needed - 12 pieces of newspaper, 1 flat piece of cardboard, 1 cardboard paper towel roll, Duct tape, Ruler

Encourages small group work, defense of a design method, working with constraints, engineering a supportive structure using basic shapes, trial/error
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13 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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